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`Weld failure` damages railway track; sabotage ruled out

Last Updated: Sunday, July 11, 2010 - 21:18

Chennai: A railway track near Arakkonam was
found damaged Sunday and "weld failure" was found to be the
reason, even as authorities have ruled out any possibility of

The track was found damaged at Sitheri and railway
employees repaired the "weld failure" immediately, railway
officials said.

As a result, the Mangalore-bound West Coast Express,
which was to pass through the route, was delayed by an hour,
they said and ruled out any sabotage.

Meanwhile, police officials termed the fault as a
"routine crack".

Last month, pro-LTTE elements had blasted off railway
tracks near Villupuram and investigation into the incident is
still on.

Alert railway officials had averted a mishap when the
Chennai-bound Rockfort Express was stopped after a gap was
noticed in the tracks.


First Published: Sunday, July 11, 2010 - 21:18
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